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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Steele (DE-8), 1943-1946

USS Steele, a 1140-ton Evarts class escort ship, was built at the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts. Commissioned in May 1943, she transferred to the Pacific after a brief shakedown period. During the next two years, Steele operated in the south and central Pacific on escort and anti-submarine duties. She was present when USS Samuel S. Miles (DE-183) sank a Japanese submarine on 3 October 1944. At the end of World War II, Steele returned to the U.S. West Coast and was decommissioned in November 1945. She was sold for scrap in December 1946.

This page features our only view related to USS Steele.

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Photo #: 80-G-K-5987 (Color)

Loss of USS Indianapolis, July 1945


USS Tranquillity (AH-14) arrives at Guam, carrying survivors of USS Indianapolis (CA-35), 8 August 1945.
The bow of USS Steele (DE-8) is in the foreground.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Note on color quality: The original ANSCO transparency has degraded color, with purples and greens predominating. This has been somewhat corrected in this reproduction.

Online Image: 81KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 



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14 March 1999